As of this week, there's a new restaurant in the West Dallas development Sylvan Thirty, and it's a cafe with a cause: Shayna's Place Cafe, a family-owned eatery "dedicated to providing employment opportunities for people with special needs," according to a press release. The restaurant is in soft-open this week and celebrates its grand opening on Nov. 2.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu is simple: sandwiches, salads, fresh juice, smoothies and coffee from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters. But Shayna's Place has a mission deeper than its menu: to provide employment opportunities to people with developmental disabilities.
“Shayna’s Place represents a message of love and acceptance, where people from all walks of life can come together and enjoy a nutritious meal," owner Lou Olerio said in a press release. "The Sylvan | Thirty community has already shown its appreciation for the mission, and we look forward to our continued positive impact on the area."
This is the restaurant's first location outside of its home base in Rhode Island. Take a look at the menu below.
Shayna's Place Cafe, 1868 Sylvan Ave. (West Dallas). Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.